Mindfulness can Also have Negative Effects

The news boasts about the health benefits of mindfulness that includes lower blood pressure, less anxiety, less depression, and feeling more grounded. I’ve even boasted about it in previous blog posts about the importance of being present and meditative. There are great advantages, but like any other therapeutic practice, it’s not for everyone. Quick Refresher on Mindfulness… Read More Mindfulness can Also have Negative Effects

A Perfect Response

It’s been trending in the news that Madalyn Parker, a web designer suffering from chronic anxiety and depression, received rare positive feedback from her supervisor when she told him that she was taking a sick day for her mental health. Here is the response. This feedback opens a larger conversation on how we can make… Read More A Perfect Response

Cognitive Distortions

Many people, including myself, at one time or another, have suffered cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are ways that our mind convinces us that a situation, event, or object isn’t right. These thoughts augment negative thinking or emotions- convincing us that our thoughts are real when in fact they make us feel terrible about ourselves. When I… Read More Cognitive Distortions

Thanks Kid Cudi

Dear Kid Cudi, Thanks for being honest about your depression, anxiety, and suicidal urges. I’m happy that you’re checking yourself into rehab and getting the help that you need. It’s difficult to be honest about mental illness and any problems associated with it. Your honesty has been a giant blow to the mental health stigma,… Read More Thanks Kid Cudi